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Yum Cha Cafe--any seating?

fdb Aug 23, 2007 12:52 PM

.....or is it a take-out place??

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    silleehillee RE: fdb Aug 23, 2007 12:55 PM

    Both...they have tables and chairs situated in the dining area, at least at the San Gabriel Superstore.

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      fdb RE: silleehillee Aug 23, 2007 05:58 PM


    2. ladius RE: fdb Aug 23, 2007 11:03 PM

      Tried to have lunch there today. Didn't have any cash, had to leave :-(

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        Diana RE: ladius Aug 24, 2007 08:16 AM

        Suggestion: Next time, find the nearest ATM and go back asap! It's Sooooooo worth it!

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          ipsedixit RE: ladius Aug 24, 2007 09:54 AM

          Next time that happens, go to the grocery store inside the San Gabriel Superstore and buy a stick of gum and pay with your ATM card and withdraw some cash that way.

          Then take said cash and go to town at Yum Cha Cafe ...

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            wilafur RE: ipsedixit Aug 24, 2007 09:56 AM


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              monkey RE: ipsedixit Aug 26, 2007 08:00 AM

              Like most of the Chinese markets they dont let you take cash out...Ive tried.....

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                cattherine RE: monkey Aug 26, 2007 02:00 PM

                You can get cash-back at 99 Ranch Markets...I've had to do that twice, but I think the max I got was $40.

              2. re: ipsedixit
                ladius RE: ipsedixit Aug 26, 2007 09:36 PM

                Actualy, they have one of those private ATM machines right near the entrance but I'm too cheap to pay the $1.50 fee.

                But I went back the next day. I got all this for $6.64!! Delicious!! I got the shrimp balls (very tasty), beef noodle (flat noodles wrapped around beef), magic wrapped rice with chicken, brown rice cakes and a 7-up. I can't wait to go back. The staff was friendly and helpful. However, it's kind of a free-for-all at the line, or lack thereof. People were just popping in line and even the old lady behind me was trying to get her order in before me! It wasn't that much of a biggie for me as I'm used it, but for others, please understand it's a cultural thing.

                well worth it.

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                  fdb RE: ladius Aug 27, 2007 09:39 AM

                  Wow! Such deal! Do you remember if they have "ja-liang" (flat noodles wrapped around "yeo-tiau" or fried cruller)? It's one of my daughter's favorite dim sum items.

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                    ladius RE: fdb Aug 27, 2007 09:54 AM

                    they had several flat noodle dishes but I don't seem to recall seeing "yeo-tiau." I originally wanted the bbq pork flat noodle but it must be popular because it was all gone.

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                      Das Ubergeek RE: fdb Aug 31, 2007 01:41 PM

                      Yes, but not very much of it, and they sell out.

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